INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION

PANAMA CITY
United Nations
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Responsibilities

will depend on the individual's background, the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to :

Assist in editing and drafting messages, biographies, reports and articles. Assist in drafting correspondence, talking points and power point presentations for various workshops and events.

Support to develop communication materials based on good practices, impact example and achievements.

Support web-search, collecting and organizing information on DRR related subjects and activities by partners.

Format content, draft abstracts and summaries.

Research and create resources guide on specific topics.

Support social media campaigns.

Support proofreading of documents by partner organizations.

Support development of relevant materials such as flyers and other PR materials.

Support social media campaigns; preparation of presentations; support organization of events; web page updates; upload on prevention web;

preparation of audiovisual content.

Assist in editing and drafting messages, biographies, reports and articles.

Support in organization of events and meetings, including Global Platform 2022.

Support the work related the DRR initiatives and campaigns including "Making Cities Resilient", "International Day for Disaster Reduction", "World Tsunami Awareness Day", "Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments" and "International Recovery Platform". Competencies

Communication

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.

Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.

Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;

is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.

Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.

Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations, applicants must meet one of the following requirements :

a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Interested candidates must be pursuing or pursued their degree in areas related to this Job Opening.

In addition, interested candidates must :

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and,
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required for this internship.

Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Assessment

Potential candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates who have been identified as potential will be contacted.

Special Notice

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises.

Applicants must be prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. UNDRR encourages interested persons from every geographic location to apply for these positions.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations and are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur.

The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and / or illness incurred during an internship.

Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.

There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations upon completion of the internship.

Interns may not apply for or be appointed to any position in the Professional or above categories and for positions at the FS-6 and FS-7 levels in the Field Service category during the period of their internship and for the six months immediately following the expiration date thereof.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations.

An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member.

For purposes of this instruction, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild);

and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child of the spouse of a parent of a staff member (that is, also half- and step-sibling).

The internship is a full time, and the work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • The cover note must include :
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